Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis was at Poplars Garden Centre, Toddington on Monday 3rd October to officially open the Poplars Christmas Display.
As part of her role as Bedfordshire Business Ambassador, the visit began with an introduction to the Poplars Management Team by Chairman John Little, followed by a short speech on the brief history of Poplars.
After a tour of the Garden Centre, Plantarea and Restaurant, the Lord-Lieutenant then presented a cheque to ladies from the NSPCC Toddington branch for £1750, money raised from Poplars Grotto donations last year.
Then another very special guest, Father Christmas himself, was on hand to present the Lord-Lieutenant with a pair of garden shears to cut the ribbon and officially open Christmas.
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